Images Of Canberra (1916 Stories)

stolen table. angry friends

By 6 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

looks like someone has stolen the “friends of mt majura” petition table from outside the watson shops
I have just moved here from sydney and I was thinking “wow, canberra people are very trusting” when I saw the table unattended during the day


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Classic shots of Telstra… I mean Telecom Tower being built

By 4 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

You lot tend to dig old photos of Canberra, and so do we.
Here’s some great shots that Rioter john sent us:
Herewith attached – rescanned 110 size negatives – hence the colour issues.
2 shots at the top of black mountain with the tower under construction – note the “safety” railing around the platforms.
1 shot taken from [...]

The Legend of Monday Parking

By 4 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Hey, Listen!
It’s dangerous to go alone, take these parking photos with you!
If you happen to find some poorly parked cars along the way, snap a photo and send it in to the RiotACT at Be sure to include the word “parking” in the subject, and let us know what name you would like to [...]

Nice try vegos, but no tofu donut

By 4 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

As seen at Lyneham shops.
I don’t know about you but the cow stencil just makes me yearn for a burger.
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The triumphant return of the downstairs food court

By 31 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Welcome back downstairs food court!
When I was a kid the downstairs food court in the Canberra Centre was the best. It was fancy, had little raised areas, brass rails, the works.
At some point it became less fancy, but it was still the fanciest food court in the city. That was until the upstairs food court [...]

Heavy security around the staircase

By 30 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

On the Staircase is a pretty gorgeous piece of public art that was sadly vandalised by some people who we assume are not very nice.
Upon hearing that it has been restored and provided with extra security I ran down there today to snap a photo only to find it completely inaccessible. It appears that the [...]

Lyneham’s moment in the sun

By 30 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Buzzfeed is vile*, and their list of 49 things all Australians know is crap.
But Lyneham does get a run at number 46. So that’s good.
* Maddox explains.
[Photo via buzzfeed]

ADFA cadets in training for zombie apocalypse

By 30 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This was just sighted and sent in by RIoter John.
Spotted this little gem up on one of them wild places where sealed roads have ended and kangaroos bound wild and free amongst the coolabahs and bunyips.
The question is: Are we to believe what is on this poster if we find body parts in the [...]

How many cafes can Canberra handle?

By 28 October 2013

This from Rioter RFS:
Due to circumstances beyond my control I’ve been without my camera for several weeks. Now that unfortunate situation has been rectified I’d like to point out to you to that The Imperial Cupping Room on the corner of University Ave & London Circuit is soon to open. I’ve been told the rather [...]

Monday Parking Justice Squad

By 28 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Fellow defenders of parking etiquette, it is Monday and Monday means it’s time to frown at photos!
We have a fresh crop of photos from our rogues gallery of automotive villains, time to dish out some judgemental justice!
If you snap a shot of some sloppy parking, send it to us at

1. Aeek hits us with [...]

The Beast of Hobart Place

By 28 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from RFS:
Dear Sir,
While walking to the bus interchange in Civic Sunday afternoon I noticed something unlikely in the car park between Hobart Place and Canberra House. No, I have no idea but perhaps your macadamia gallery does.

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Funny looking bird in O’Connor

By 24 October 2013

As someone with a soft spot for possums (as long as they stay out of the roof) it was lovely to see a birdhouse on Miller Street with a distinctly non-feathered resident.
The Kelpies of Few Accomplishments remained oblivious.
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Watch a guy break his tooth playing on the Canberra Centre Cube

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Sydney pakour crew For20 recently took a road trip to Canberra and filmed their adventures.
After a boring minute or so of road trip we get to the good stuff, and it all seems like a fairly normal trick video until one of the crew tries to take on the Canberra Centre cube and doesn’t quite [...]

Ducklings on Yamba Drive

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from Matt:
Hi there,
I would like to start your day off with some ducklings I saw this morning.
All the ducks made it across safely (after several cars had to stop and beep at them, they weren’t very spatially aware ducks).

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Garbage trucks run riot

By 22 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Rioter Glenn has just sent us this disturbing image of the aftermath left behind after some sort of nightmarish “trucks gone wild” type scenario.
If only Canberra had some sort of dark hero to protect it.
Just got home to find this intriguing sight left by my garbage truck.

Alternative Toilet Technologies at Caloola

By 21 October 2013

Rioter Owen has sent us a shot of some high-tech new developments in flushing technology.
And you really did have to push up!
(not sure they want it advertised, but this was at Caloola Farm)
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The Canberra Pursuit. A video

By 21 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

As part of the Spin Festival on Friday night 100 bikes did indeed trundle around the magnificent TAMS depot for The Canberra Pursuit.
A event like no other was promised and duly delivered.
Being involved was a tremendous amount of fun, and the audience seemed to enjoy the very strange proceedings too.
The above video captures well the [...]

Here’s some Monday parking for you

By 21 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Hey Rioters,
Here’s a fresh serve of Monday parking for you, so dig in.
If you spot some delicious poor parking out and about snap a shot and email it to so everyone can enjoy it. Make sure to include the word “parking” in the subject and let us know what name you would like to [...]

Smokey Sunrise from Parliament House

By 21 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Just for the record as we all get used to living in a city without far horizons, this from YouTube:
Published on 19 Oct 2013
The sun struggled to be seen through the bushfire smoke in Canberra. Smoke from the October 2013 fires in the Blue Mountains drifted south to the ACT.
Got an image of Canberra [...]

Santa Paws is coming to town

By 18 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This is a real thing that real people do.
I did not expect this.
Santa Paws is back!
Bookings are now open so phone us on 6287 8100 and book in your furry friends for
their sitting with Santa and photos courtesy of Petroglyph Photography.
Sunday 10 November. 10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 16 November. 10:00am – 3:00pm
RSPCA ACT – 12 Kirkpatrick [...]

Red light run on YouTube

By 18 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Zoom! For those of you who want some midday outrage, check out this ballsy red light run caught on YouTube.
Red Lights are Optional in Canberra

The return of native bees in Canberra? Nope, hoverflys

By 17 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

I was long ago told these little guys are native bees.
But I’ve only ever seen them on their own before.
Now across the Inner North I’m seeing huge numbers of them.

Anyone else noticed this as unusual or have any ideas as to why?
UPDATE: Thanks to Switch for correcting me, they’re hoverflys.

The Criminal Defence Lawyer’s Memorial

By 15 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

I came across this in Hobart Place yesterday and thought it worthy of your consideration.
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Parking returns to Monday

By 14 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

It feels like it has been forever since I did a Monday Parking post on an actual Monday.
Is it odd that I feel vaguely nostalgic about it?
It is, right?
At any rate we have a bunch of terrible parks for your to frown at this week, and also a surprising amount of free publicity for the [...]

Spring is a thing

By 9 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

In_the_Taratory has sent us a few lovely shots from her recent adventures out and about in the ACT.
A fluke photo near the Molonglo River footbridge entrance to the Uriarra Loop walk – bees were buzzing about but I was just hoping to get a good photo of the flower!

The view from Mt Majura [...]

Tuesday GOLIATH Parking Post

By 8 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Dear Lord you have been busy Rioters,
71 parking photos this week.
I’ve been cropping and editing and resizing and sticking little “RiotACT” labels over all the license plates all morning.
71! Madness!
So did everyone just take more photos, or is poor parking becoming an epidemic?
Have a poor parking photo you want shared? Send it to!
Be sure [...]

London Bridge water dragons.

By 8 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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Furday Furday, gotta get down on Furday

By 4 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Furday is photos on animals in distinctly Canberran locations, because you asked for it!
Send your photos of furry (and not so furry) friends to
Only two photos this week, both from Furday enthusiast Goosepig:
Harry and Koda with Skywhale.

You know, we’ve yet to receive a cat photo, which is surprising with this being the internet and [...]

Turn which way?

By 3 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Sheep Groper’s building has issues:
The workers are pretty lax about taking down the signs that temporarily override the one way direction of the lane behind my building. The right turn only sign has been there for a few weeks.

Tuesday Parking Adventures!

By 1 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Parking doesn’t stop on public holidays, but I do.
I hope your long weekend was as long as your sleep-ins Rioters, however the weekend is over.
It’s week-time now, and week-time is time to get serious.
Serious about bad parking.
If you’ve got any photos of bad parking to share send them to! Be sure to include the [...]

The fluff it be flying

By 1 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

In Bowen Park yesterday it was clear the fluff is in full flight, signalling as it does the end of the Canberra year.
OK, it’s not over, but the portents are clear, the end is nigh.
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Skywhale by night!

By 27 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Skywhale was put through her paces at Regatta Point this evening for the entertainment of Nightfest goers.
Up close and personal though we were there just for the whale.

UPDATE: Now with video from the Centenary Team:

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